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Reputation is heavy,
an expensive coat
draped over your shoulders
by your friends, your family —
such an honor to wear —
but what they don’t know
is how the dampness clings to the wool inside,
leaking down your back, from the sleeves
just as slime streaks down a prison wall —
on the outside, cool and glossy,
on the inside, hot and sweaty —
but you can’t take it off,
because you’ve got nothing
but tender infant skin beneath,
and do you want to stand naked
before the world —?
Stripped of that trust
lying across your shoulders,
that collar squeezing your neck,
like a snake,
always hissing softly in your ear,
“Your life is mine”
“Because if you take me away”
“With some misstep or other”
“You’ll shrivel in the cold”
“Your snowy skin will blacken”
“Transform to naught”
“And you’ll die upon the pedestal”
“On which you stand”
“Nothing
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The Mist Market (short writing exercise)
When I entered the marketplace, my lungs seemed to shrink in my chest as I was enveloped by nebulous, chalk-colored smog. I did not falter in my steps, but I walked slowly, peering about me as though I were in a dream.
The sun overhead looked like a molten chunk of white gold, turning over and over in the heated sky. It burned through the ghostly haze in such an overbearing manner that the townsfolk seemed loath to lift their eyes any higher than the brims of their hats.
The hard cobblestone pathways were laced with cracks, and plumes of dust rose out of them furiously whenever a wooden cart clattered and clacked over them. I saw a watermelon roll out the back of one of the carts, and as it collided with the stony ground, fleshy red chunks exploded wetly from the tough green hide and became a feast for the darkling crows. The demon birds pecked it apart, sharp beaks jabbing — glittering eyes opening and closing with mechanical precision — before they returned once more to h
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Hello and welcome, weary traveler; I see you've stumbled across my page. Well, my name is Katie and if I were to tell you the single most important thing about myself, it's that I possess the soul of a writer, which makes me an artist in my own right, I suppose. And though my passion and chief talent is writing (novels, poetry and whatnot) I do draw things every once in a while, and I've more recently discovered an interest in photography even though my best and only camera is that of my iPhone 5. -_- Since I've become a more active member on DA those are the types of things I've been uploading, as I'm rather shy about my writing and safeguard it closely. Maybe someday I'll share some of my literary work here, but for now I think I'll stick with photographs and the occasional drawing or two. All in all, I'm completely enamoured with the DeviantArt community and the phenomenal work it produces; it's changed my life for the better and I'm very proud to be a part of it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, fellow artist!

*Let it be known that I am also quite fond of llama trading. If you gave me a llama, you are 100% guaranteed to get one back!*

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Hi guys, I'm officially back from my hiatus. Unfortunately I don't have anything to post at the moment because my computer's hard drive crashed and all my files (literally thousands, I'm dead serious) have been lost for good. In my infinite stupidity I hadn't backed anything up since 2014, so all my poetry, all my stories, all my pictures, everything I'd been building for years is gone. I won't lie, it feels as though my heart has been hit by a bus and dragged across a mile of asphalt; I feel grief as though I've lost someone close to me. I'm not giving up, however. I owe it to myself to rebuild, to keep producing creative things. After all I still have my imagination, and nothing and no one can take that from me. It's what has kept me going through dark times, and despite the enormity of my loss this time shouldn't be any different. That is what I will keep telling myself over the next couple weeks as I try to pick up the pieces and get my head back together.

That being said, I sincerely apologize to those of you who have messaged me and not received a response. Communication will never be my strong suit, but I promise I'll get back to you eventually. Your patience and support means a lot to me. Have a great day, fellow artists. Heart 

- Katie
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Hi guys, I'm officially back from my hiatus. Unfortunately I don't have anything to post at the moment because my computer's hard drive crashed and all my files (literally thousands, I'm dead serious) have been lost for good. In my infinite stupidity I hadn't backed anything up since 2014, so all my poetry, all my stories, all my pictures, everything I'd been building for years is gone. I won't lie, it feels as though my heart has been hit by a bus and dragged across a mile of asphalt; I feel grief as though I've lost someone close to me. I'm not giving up, however. I owe it to myself to rebuild, to keep producing creative things. After all I still have my imagination, and nothing and no one can take that from me. It's what has kept me going through dark times, and despite the enormity of my loss this time shouldn't be any different. That is what I will keep telling myself over the next couple weeks as I try to pick up the pieces and get my head back together.

That being said, I sincerely apologize to those of you who have messaged me and not received a response. Communication will never be my strong suit, but I promise I'll get back to you eventually. Your patience and support means a lot to me. Have a great day, fellow artists. Heart 

- Katie

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Ailixa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have lovely works !~
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TangentExpress Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D (Big Grin) 
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JBMartian2 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! :)
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JACAC Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019

h e l l o . Katie :wave:

t h a n k . y o u . f o r . t h e . k i n d . :llama: . =)

 

i . h o p e . m y . p h o t o s . a r e . i n t e r e s t I n g

i f . y o u . g e t . t h e . c h a n c e . i . w o u l d . l o v e . t o . r e a d . a l s o . y o u r . c o m m e n t s

 

s m i l e . w i n t e r . i s . o u t s i d e . =)=)

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jorgehpz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama!
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KatieSapphire Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Bibi thanks 1 by KatieSapphire  
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hnw-adopts Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Daisy thanks for llama 
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Chipmoonwalker4TT Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!Llama Love 
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sixmonthslate Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! I shall give you one too!
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Chocaboo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the llama!
It's very kind and much appreciated! Heart pastel small 2 Pixel Rose Bullet - Pastel Pink 
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